Key dates are going fast

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Well, it’s finally September and for the first time in months I have had a chance to draw breath and think about what’s coming next. Up until now, this summer, I have been flat out ordering flowers, conditioning flowers, delivering flowers all over Cornwall, every weekend right through. But this coming Saturday, there’s a signal that summer activities are coming to an end. I will be making up bridal flowers for the last wedding to be held at Trenython Manor before the hotel fills up again with its seasonal time-share customers.

With a seasonal business like mine, where there is such a need to plan ahead to get everything in place in good time for the Big Day, the work ebbs and flows with the calendar like this, and all seems part of a cycle. A quick glance at my diary confirms it – already, key weekends and Bank Holiday dates next year are filling up fast. Even for initial consultations, I’m now taking bookings for January 2017. It’s odd to think that the date for that year will take on such a special significance for 2017 brides and grooms. For some of them in my diary, as yet unknown, I will be confirmed to play a small (floral) part in this cycle of life.

Bridal flowers may form a just a part of the whole, it’s true, but I was reminded again recently how important a part that is, when, back in August, one of my 2016 wedding couples took the time and trouble to nominate me for a Simply Weddings award!

Simply Weddings Award 2016 are looking for small to medium-sized enterprises who:

“work so hard to create the most amazing wedding day and…. really will inspire and assist, and also deliver beyond all expectations”

So you can see why I was chuffed to be nominated – and now I’m through to the finals! (Although chances are against me winning are slim, anyone who does want to vote, voting closes on October 16th so just click on this link and submit your details.) [17-10-16 Update: competition now closed, the page has gone]  Thank you!

And on the subject of planning ahead, if you are starting to plan your wedding and would like to see what’s on offer to help create a fabulous event, Floral Creations St Austell will be showcasing bridal flower creations through October at various venues, so do try to catch one for ideas and inspiration.

On Sunday 2nd October the stunning Pengenna Manor will open its doors for the third year running for ‘A Most Marvellous Wedding Experience’ from 11am – 4pm.

A Most Marvellous Wedding Experience is a fantastically fun, wildly engaging interactive wedding showcase packed full of beautiful, quirky and slightly different wedding suppliers.

On the same day, I will be in attendance (along with some beautiful flowers of course!) to answer queries and provide advice here:
Sunday 2nd October
And the following week, I will be available in person to take bookings for initial consultations and chat through the bridal displays here:
Sunday 9 October, 11am – 3pm for a day of wedding inspiration
So, summer may be ending, but I’m going to be busy right up to the end of October, and with a recent reminder in the shape of two orders for Christmas wreaths (!) I’m already starting to look forward to my November holiday.